Definition of wallah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɒlə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːlə//
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  1. 1(informal or Indian English) a person connected with a particular job office wallahs
  2. 2(Indian English) a person who was born in or lives in the country or area mentioned a Delhi wallah
  3. Word Originfrom the Hindi suffix -vālā ‘doer’ (commonly interpreted in the sense ‘fellow’), from Sanskrit pālaka ‘keeper’.